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UPDATE: Salvation Army asking for boost in donations

Posted at 3:22 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 19:48:46-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Capital Area Salvation Army is asking for a boost in donations.

Those who run the Salvation Army said the number of families coming in has doubled since last year.

"Families are increasingly coming in to make ends meet," said Pat Irvine, commanding officer.

The Capital Area Salvation Army helps people in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties throughout the year.

Right now they have a high demand for food and toiletries like shampoo, soap, toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, and baby wipes.

The Salvation Army will be collecting canned and non-perishable food and new personal needs items during the month of March.

You can drop off any donations at the following locations:

- Staples in Lansing, off Michigan Ave. or the location off Marketplace Boulevard
- Lansing Salvation Army off Pennsylvania

Employees are also available to pick up donations upon request.

Another option is to host a food or personal needs drive at your work, church or school.

For other ways you can help, click here.

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